NW9 Incident Management Team
Incident Commander – Tyson Albrecht
Lime Complex Daily Update
July 16, 2022
The Lime Complex consists of two staffed fires and sixteen unstaffed fires. The total size of the combined fires is 865,620 acres, and there are 126 resources assigned to the complex, an area covering 21 million acres. Each of these fires was caused by lightning. We continue to monitor unstaffed fires for growth and potential threats to identified values. Resources are ready to respond to currently unstaffed fires in the event they begin to show increased fire activity.
Staffed Fires in the Complex
Door Mountain (114,294 acres)
Koktuli River/Pike Creek (293,970 acres)
Over the Lime Complex, increased precipitation and moisture has been good for moderating fire behavior, however, due to the logistical use of aircraft for moving firefighters and equipment, it presents safety concerns and potentially hampers operations. As weather allows firefighters in the Koktuli River drainage will be backhauling equipment and removing protection measures around the allotments. On the Door Mountain Fire, crews continue to pull hoses from the Lime Village burn out. Resources will continue to evaluate and monitor the burnout for any potential threats to the line.
All 18 fires in the Lime Complex are showing limited interior fire activity with minimal smoldering and creeping in sheltered fuels.
Weather: An upper-level trough will remain the dominant weather feature over the weekend and into early next week.For today,skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers into the afternoon. Afternoon and evening showers are expected. Minimum relative humidity will be between 63 and 68% with temperatures ranging from 59 to 68 degrees. Winds will be south to southeast at 4-7 mph.
The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over the southern portion of the planning area near Lake Iliamna has been lifted. Logistical air support remains active in this area when smoke and weather allow for safe flying, so please remain vigilant. Fire Boss planes are staged in Palmer and may be working out of waterways in the Iliamna and Lime Village areas. Helicopters and other aircraft providing support to firefighting resources on the ground will also be working in the area. Remember—the fire area is still a no-fly zone for private drones due to safety concerns—if you fly we can’t.
Unstaffed Fires in Monitor Status
Dummy Creek Fire (#247) ~ 179 acres; Cabin Creek Fire (#193) ~ 74 acres; Gagaryah River Fire (#197) ~ 38,910 acres; Kiknik Fire (245) ~ 45,734 acres; Maka Creek Fire (#207) ~ 2 acre; Nushagak River Fire (#189) ~ 10 acres; Stony River Fire (#198) ~ 40,419 acres; Telaquana River Fire (#216) ~ 7,791 acres; Titnuk Creek Fire (#246) ~ 53,291 acres; Upper Talarik (#205) ~ 9,133 acres; South Lime Lake Fire (#190)/Swift River Fire (#228 ~ 88,502; Door Creek Fire (#273) ~ 54,006 acres; Hook Creek Fire (#188) ~ 4,275; Aghaluk Mountain (#206) ~ 115,030